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Poetry Vocabulary. Poetry. Poetry is literature that uses a few words to tell about ideas, feelings and paints a picture in the readers mind. Poems may or may not rhyme. They are meant to be read aloud. Poetry Form. Form- the way it looks on the page.

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poetry
Poetry
  • Poetry is literature that uses a few words to tell about ideas, feelings and paints a picture in the readers mind.
  • Poems may or may not rhyme.
  • They are meant to be read aloud.
poetry form
Poetry Form
  • Form- the way it looks on the page.
  • LINE - a group of words together on one line of the poem.
  • STANZA - a group of lines arranged together

The Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas,

when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring,

not even a mouse;

Stanza

sound devices
Sound Devices
  • Elements of poetry that use one type of sound related characteristic.
  • Rhyme
  • Rhythm
  • And more…..
rhyme
Rhyme
  • Sounds that are alike at the end of words, such as mouse and house.
  • Near rhyming words- the words do not exactly rhyme.
  • As dry leaves that before
    • the wild hurricane fly,

When they meet with an obstacle sky;

  • .
rhythm
Rhythm
  • The beat of the poem.
  • These are made up patterns of strong and weak syllables.
sample rhyme scheme
SAMPLE RHYME SCHEME
  • The Night Before Christmas
  • ‘Twas the night before christmas,
    • when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring,

not even a mouse;

a

b

c

b

figurative language and other poetic devices
Figurative Language and other poetic devices
  • Figurative language
  • Simile
  • Metaphor
  • Personification
figurative language
Figurative Language
  • Words and phrases that help the reader picture things in a new way.

Example:

More rapid than eagles

imagery
Imagery
  • Helps you paint a picture or imagine what is happening or what the poet is feeling.

Example: The children were nestled all snug in their bed……

simile
Simile
  • A comparison of two things using the words like or as.

Example:

His cheeks were like roses,

his nose like a cherry!

metaphor
Metaphor
  • A comparison of two things WITHOUT using “as or like”

Example:

The clouds are fluffy pillows.

personification
Personification
  • Giving an animal or an object human qualities.

Example:

The house glowed with happiness.

practice
Practice
  • Split into groups of two
  • Read a poem
  • Try to find examples of the following:
    • Rhyming words
    • Imagery
    • Simile
    • Metaphor
    • Personification